What Are People For?: Les Miserables Musings

Last Sunday when viewing Thomas Hooper’s recent film Les Miserables, I was struck by its rich meditation on the human person. At first I assumed the French Victor Hugo must have been a practicing Catholic, though after a bit of research it seems like the Catholic influence came from his wife and her family. Hugo’s own […]


Before His Eyes

And Jesus, looking upon him, loved him. – Mark 10:21. In my book of virtues, which was my companion during my childhood and is now a counselor for my adulthood, there is a story to which I always go back, as if my fingers remember the texture of the page and flip it open willingly. […]

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After Seeing This, How Can Anyone Doubt?

As I set out to write my newest article, I wanted to write about a saint. Among these inspiring people, how does one choose?  Well, I decided not to talk about one saint, but a bunch of saints.  There are a good number of saint who can belong to the group who would be called, […]


Lean on Me

Recently God has shown me that in His eyes I will always be His child. He has shown me this through many instances over my break from school. During break I got to spend some time with my family. Unfortunately, most of my time was spent in the hospital with my grandmother. She suffered a […]

NASA satellite image of Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico

Reflections during Hurricane Isaac

My seminary is directly North of New Orleans, just across Lake Pontchartrain. Hurricane Isaac traveled directly over us, and being from North Alabama, I had never experienced a hurricane before. Needless to say, I was extremely excited! Classes were cancelled and we bunkered down to wait out the storm. During my prayer throughout the storm, […]